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mself and staff, and leaving but the Ohio Belle to transport seven thousand troops to Randolph! The retreat was undertaken, but only one third of the men were able to be moved, leaving the others apparently at the mercy of the United States forces. The General informs us that curses long and deep were showered upon the head of the preacher General, and that hundreds of them swore they would never fight under such a canting coward! An Irrepressible reporter. A letter from Washington to the Cleveland Plain dealer gives the following incident to illustrate the desperate determination of reporters to obtain full particulars of every important event: Col. Baker's funeral ceremonies took place at Mr. Webb's. The friends, the honorable, and the military filled the house, and the reporters were shut out. Now came the tug of war. One reporter's efforts alone I will give as a sample, selecting the victor in the case Having failed in all other efforts to get in, he braised
Washington Government to act with reason and justice. The Paris Temps is assured that the United States Attorney General will give an opinion that Mason and Slidell should be delivered up. The Cologne Gazette says the Prussian note to Washington does not treat the Trent affair from the point of view of public right, but urgently counsels peace. It says should America reject the demands of England, the Powers will send a collective note to Washington urging peace. A meeting was heWashington urging peace. A meeting was held at Birmingham, under the auspices of the Mayor, for the purpose of memorializing the government in favor of arbitration in the Trent affair. After very turbulent proceedings the memorial was defeated, and an amendment carried leaving the matter in the hands of the government. Nobody of importance took part in the meeting. Mr. Ardwell, M. P., in a speech at Oxford, anticipated that America would accede to England's demands; but, if not, he believed that England would have full cause for